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by RockportDave
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: starter that whizzzzzez
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: starter that whizzzzzez

Seafoam is a cleaner for carbs and engines that comes in liquid pour cans or spray. It works good for cleaning carb jets and fuel injectors. Walmart and most auto part stores carry it.
Dave


by RockportDave
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 97 gl1500se carbs
Replies: 11
Views: 452

Re: 97 gl1500se carbs

You can go to partzilla and use there parts lookup to get exploded views of the carbs.
The screen belongs on the bottom of the seat (right side of #3 in view).


I’m not sure of the 98 carbs fitting the 97, but the jets are the same.
Dave
by RockportDave
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: MadStad on a GL1500
Replies: 5
Views: 241

Re: MadStad on a GL1500

Thanks John, I ordered mine from Cyclemax, 12” in light gray. I’m 5’9” and want to see over the top of it. In the South Texas summers we ride late afternoon and night a lot because of the heat so I didn’t want it too dark, but the light gray is supposed to cut down on some sun glare. Thanks also for...
by RockportDave
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: MadStad on a GL1500
Replies: 5
Views: 241

Re: MadStad on a GL1500

AZgl1800 wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:01 pm
got in the rain once with my Madstad, I had to raise it up a bit, from the down low on the bottom setting.
John,
How tall is your MadStad and how tall are you if you don’t mind my asking?
I’m 5’9” and ordered the 12” light gray.
Dave
by RockportDave
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Is the Goldwing the best bike you have ever ridden?
Replies: 11
Views: 350

Re: Is the Goldwing the best bike you have ever ridden?

I have a buddy who has had a couple of Voyagers, a GL1800 and now he and his wife both ride BMW’s and love them. He didn’t care for the seat and body positioning on the GL1800. Said it was uncomfortable for him. I have another buddy who preferred the Yamaha Voyager over the GL1200’s for the same rea...
by RockportDave
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: MadStad on a GL1500
Replies: 5
Views: 241

MadStad on a GL1500

My MadStad windshield showed up at home almost 2 weeks ago, but I’ve been stuck in Houston working and haven’t had the opportunity to see or install it and the Unobtainium 2.0 from Bluthundr31 (thanks go out to Dennis. It showed up within a few days after ordering it). I’ll be headed home next Thurs...
by RockportDave
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Is the Goldwing the best bike you have ever ridden?
Replies: 11
Views: 350

Re: Is the Goldwing the best bike you have ever ridden?

I’ve ridden many bikes in my life and the most UN-comfortable was a friends custom Triumph 650 hardtail. They look cool, but suck. Back to the subject. The 1980 Yamaha 850 Special with a windjammer fairing was fun, but riding it over 100 miles at once would numb hands, legs and butt. Pretty dependab...
by RockportDave
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: UNOBTAINIUM 2.0 PANEL 83160-MN5-XXX (Firecreek style)
Replies: 20
Views: 1964

Re: UNOBTAINIUM 2.0 PANEL 83160-MN5-XXX (Firecreek style)

Got mine ordered last night. I wanted one last year, but found out Firecreek quit making them.
Thanks to Bluthundr31, we can have them now.
Also, thanks to AZgl1800 for helping get these going.
Dave
by RockportDave
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Interesting restart issue
Replies: 12
Views: 416

Re: Interesting restart issue

My 99 has the same symptoms. Right after a good tune up and carb rebuild, after sitting over night, it would start with half “choke” and when warm, would start with a touch of the starter. Lately with the engine warm, about every 5th start I will have to open the throttle to get it to start and it t...
by RockportDave
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Compression Leak? Sayeth the Man...
Replies: 6
Views: 307

Re: Compression Leak? Sayeth the Man...

It could be vacuum leaks or as MikeB said dirty carbs. It could possibly be a tight valve shim keeping a valve slightly open. And as the add says, may be bad compression from burnt valve or bad head gasket. I would have to hear it run and ride it to have any idea of what it could be. A compression t...
by RockportDave
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Letter in Motorcycle Consumer News on fork braces
Replies: 10
Views: 463

Re: Letter in Motorcycle Consumer News on fork braces

After the great advice from Goldwingdocs, I purchased a Blackwing fork brace and after installing it, driving down my limestone driveway was a big difference. Before the brace the handlebars would try to leave my hands when hitting the larger rocks. After, I can feel the rocks, but the bike stays st...
by RockportDave
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 98 GL1500 carb pilot screw
Replies: 9
Views: 217

Re: 98 GL1500 carb pilot screw

IF you do pull the pilot screws out, be sure to screw them in and count the turns for each one before pulling them. Seat them lightly so they don’t get damaged. I replaced mine with new ones and cut a slot in them with a Dremel. I use a long screwdriver with a spring shank and a small flat head bit ...
by RockportDave
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Hel Braided Brake Hose Kit
Replies: 9
Views: 253

Re: Hel Braided Brake Hose Kit

Bluthundr31, Thanks for the input and steer. Will definately have a look at the Voltmeter etc ( good on you if you offer same on here) My bike had a brand new Honda alternator 2 years ago from Silvers in the UK From memory the price was circa £450.00 ? The original owner had same fitted. If the Vol...
by RockportDave
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 97 gl1500se carbs
Replies: 11
Views: 452

Re: 97 gl1500se carbs

As 89 1500 stated, the floats are sensitive. If one of your floats has a hole or crack in it, it will flood when set right. I used a piece of cardboard and made a float gauge. Be sure when you are setting the float level that the spring in the needle is not depressed. Slowly roll the carb over until...
by RockportDave
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Cleveland Motorcycle Show
Replies: 3
Views: 226

Re: Cleveland Motorcycle Show

Thanks for the report and great photos. I feel as Honda just revamped the Goldwing(s), they will coast through a few years to recoup some of the design and tooling costs. Also, I hope they are receptive to the feedback of the public on their latest Wing. As for the other manufacturers, it seems ever...
by RockportDave
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: MadStad GL1500 Windshield
Replies: 12
Views: 427

Re: MadStad GL1500 Windshield

If anyone has a link to find Madstad windscreens for GL1500's, perhaps they could post it. Madtsad's website lists models for everything BUT the GL1500, and they appear to be very model-specific. Or, are users buying GL1800 or GL1200 ones and modifying them somehow? I purchased mine through Cyclema...
by RockportDave
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: GL, CB, CL, SL
Replies: 3
Views: 219

Re: GL, CB, CL, SL

by RockportDave
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: MadStad GL1500 Windshield
Replies: 12
Views: 427

Re: MadStad GL1500 Windshield

I just ordered a Madstad 12” in light gray. I’m 5’9” so I fell in the 12” high slot. I want to be able to see over the top. I opted for the light gray over the clear to help cut down on glare (as advertised). We ride at night a lot, so I didn’t want too dark. One of the nice things about the Madstad...
by RockportDave
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: MadStad GL1500 Windshield
Replies: 12
Views: 427

Re: MadStad GL1500 Windshield

Thanks for the info. I was looking at them last week online after reading AZgl1800’s write up. Now, after reading you have it on a 1500 and like it, I will be getting one. I like the ability to look over the windshield and it has less turbulence on the passenger. We ride 2up most of the time and the...
by RockportDave
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Only runs with choke open
Replies: 6
Views: 371

Re: Only runs with choke open

If it will run, start it and let it warm up, kill it and then pull the fuel line apart on the carb side of the fuel filter, put about 2 feet of fuel line on the filter and put the fuel line from the tank with the filter on it in a gas can to catch gas. While running, fuel WILL be pumping out the lin...
by RockportDave
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: MadStad GL1500 Windshield
Replies: 12
Views: 427

Re: MadStad GL1500 Windshield

I purchased and installed a MadStad windshield and I LIKE IT! Ran my Trike up to a sustained 80 mph on I-10 to test it, made one adjustment to the height and with the angle at 60 deg I experienced no buffeting. I went on a ride with my wife and she said she was comfortable so.... it has performed a...
by RockportDave
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: High idle question
Replies: 11
Views: 433

Re: High idle question

Sounds like a vacuum leak or the carb isolators (boots) are leaking air. How does it run through the RPM range?
Here is a write up by ct1500 to check for rich or lean conditions.
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=17014
Dave
by RockportDave
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 Aspencade Trike Radio Upgrade
Replies: 14
Views: 450

Re: GL1500 Aspencade Trike Radio Upgrade

I would like to see it (and hear it) when you get it put together.
I rarely play more than a radio when driving or riding, but I have thought of replacing mine.
Dave
by RockportDave
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: High idle question
Replies: 11
Views: 433

Re: High idle question

I purchased an Innova 3568 timing light with a digital tachometer and performed the idle drop. The RPM readout is double on the tach because it connects to the plug wire and fires on the compression stroke and exhaust stroke (ie: 800 RPM shows as 1600 RPM). It makes it easier to see when the idle dr...
by RockportDave
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: San Antonio Motor Officers
Replies: 8
Views: 450

Re: San Antonio Motor Officers

They have been using them a while. Here is one for sale in San Antonio with 148,587 miles.
Dave